Vaccination drive expanded to 15-year-olds

The federal government expanded the nationwide inoculation marketing campaign in opposition to the Covid-19 pandemic, together with the children within the age teams of 15 to 18 years, a day after it was introduced that the nation was positioned comfortably on the best way to realize the goal of vaccinating 70 million individuals this yr.

The Nationwide Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) determined that solely the Pfizer vaccine could be given freed from the cost to residents between 15 and 18 years of age. For the registration, the discussion board determined that Type B of the Nationwide Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) could be required.

“Pfizer vaccine can be out there for 15- to 18-years-old in any respect mass vaccination centres,” the NCOC, which serves because the nerve centre of the federal government’s unified anti-Covid technique, stated. “Cell vaccination groups can even go to colleges and schools for vaccinating college students aged 15-18 years,” it added.

The NCOC additional introduced that the partially vaccinated people may get their second jab all through the week with out ready for his or her scheduling message. “All individuals who have had their second dose scheduled can get their second dose from any vaccination centre, seven days per week.”

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The federal government intends to vaccinate 70 million inhabitants by the top of this yr. On Friday, the nation crossed a welcome milestone within the vaccination, because the variety of totally vaccinated individuals topped 20 million, whereas these having obtained the primary jab, crossed 50 million mark.

In the meantime, the NCOC stated in its every day replace of the illness that the nationwide tally of lively Covid instances inched as much as 91,799, as 3,480 extra individuals examined constructive for the virus whereas 3,121 individuals recovered from the illness over the last 24 hours.

The nationwide positivity ratio got here down considerably from 6.03% ON Friday to five.51% on Saturday, the replace stated. it added that at current, greater than 5,500 sufferers had been admitted to numerous Covid-dedicated well being amenities throughout the nation, whereas 5,373 of them had been nonetheless in essential situation.

The NCOC stated that 82 sufferers died in the course of the previous 24 hours, rising the nationwide loss of life toll to 26,662. As of Thursday, the nationwide caseload of the illness, for the reason that pandemic outbreak in February 2020, rose to 1,201,367, together with 1,082,988 recoveries.


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